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2019

Mac desktop shootout -- $3500 iMac 5K versus $1700 Mac mini

Tuesday February 12, 2019

The first computer that comes to mind for an Apple desktop for best performance for less than $3500 is the iMac 5K with lots of upgrades, but the Mac mini gives it a run for its money. AppleInsider details two high-end options for the iMac 5K and Mac mini, and compares them head-to-head.

Apple may have been paid $9.5B by Google in 2018 to stay default Safari search option

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Google may have paid Apple close to $9.5 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine in Safari, Goldman Sachs analysts said in an investor memo this week.

Hands on with Alpine's new, and giant, F309 CarPlay receiver

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Alpine has recently introduced updates to its line of aftermarket CarPlay receivers. Following our return from the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider got a chance to check the Alpine F309.

Apple Watch heart rate alerts leads woman to supraventricular tachycardia diagnosis

Tuesday February 12, 2019

A home nurse in Fayetteville, N.C. was reportedly put on a path to discovering supraventricular tachycardia by her Apple Watch.

Porn and gambling apps abuse Apple's Enterprise Certificates process to avoid App Store rules

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Major tech companies like Facebook and Google are not the only ones taking advantage of Apple's Enterprise Certificate program, as a report has discovered apps dedicated to pornography and gambling are using the system to bypass Apple's App Store content guidelines.

Last call: Up to $380 off 12.9" iPad Pros plus free JBL E55BT wireless headphones ($150 value)

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Final day! While supplies last, B&H Photo is knocking hundreds off 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros and throwing in a free pair of JBL E55BT Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones valued at $149.95 exclusively for AI readers. Add free expedited shipping and a free screen protector to the mix, and these deals offer shoppers an additional $170 in freebies on top of instant rebates of up to $380 off.

US Senator demands Apple & Google pull app used by Saudis to oppress women

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has issued a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, calling on the pair to pull an app used to track the movements of Saudi women.

Hands on: BenQ 32-inch 4K Thunderbolt 3 Monitor with HDR

Tuesday February 12, 2019

When used at a desk, your amazing Mac needs an amazing monitor. In the last week, AppleInsider put the BenQ 32-inch HDR display with Thunderbolt 3 on our test bench.

WWDC 2019 likely a lock for June 3 to June 7 in San Jose

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Though unconfirmed, this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will almost certainly be held between June 3 and June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

Apple-designed inter-car communications could make 'Project Titan' safer

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Apple's "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle project could be made safer by allowing vehicles to communicate with each other, the company suggests, with knowledge of the position and range of other cars on the road able to help both the automated driving system and drivers themselves enhance their situational awareness while in transit.

Review: Kanex GoPower is a compact way to charge three devices

Tuesday February 12, 2019

The Kanex GoPower Watch Stand with Wireless Charging Base is an Apple-certified Apple Watch charging puck positioned above a round wireless charging pad for your iPhone or other Qi-enabled devices, and we've got one.

Apple supplier Japan Display gets $723M bailout amid weakening iPhone sales

Tuesday February 12, 2019

One of Apple's key suppliers, Japan Display, is getting a bailout of 60 to 80 billion yen -- up to $723 million -- as it copes with soft iPhone demand and competition from Chinese panel makers.

'AirPods 2' may not launch until the fall, Wireless Charging case coming sooner

Tuesday February 12, 2019

More rumors have emerged on Tuesday morning about the "AirPods 2," with the latest suggesting that they aren't arriving until late 2019.

Qualcomm $243 million antitrust judgement upheld by Korean Supreme Court

Tuesday February 12, 2019

The South Korean Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that found Qualcomm guilty of illegal kickbacks to cellphone manufacturers to keep modem adoption high, and must pay at least 200 billion won ($243 million) in damages.

Tim Cook optimistic on favorable outcome for Apple in US & China trade talks

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Trade talks between the United States and China could have a favorable outcome, Apple CEO Tim Cook believes, expressing optimism that the two countries could arrive at an agreement that has the potential to ease tensions that are affecting Apple's sales in the valuable market.

'AirPods 2,' 'iPad mini 5,' Airpower, new iPad sales predicted to start on March 22

Tuesday February 12, 2019

A questionable report claims that Apple will start pre-orders for a new iPad, the "iPad mini 5," AirPower, and "AirPods 2" on March 22, with in-store sales starting a week later.

Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company's first such position related to the burgeoning AR field.

Apple sued over RIM-developed USB charging technology following preemptive action

Monday February 11, 2019

Non-practicing entity Fundamental Innovation Systems International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant infringes on multiple patents covering USB charging and communication technologies.

Amazon acquires mesh Wi-Fi router startup eero as part of smart home push

Monday February 11, 2019

Amazon on Monday said it has reached a deal to acquire eero, manufacturer of a range of popular mesh networking hardware that helps users distribute Wi-Fi signals throughout their home.

iPhone owners in the US spent an average of $79 on apps in 2018

Monday February 11, 2019

Although Apple has had to take measures to keep them in check, App Store subscriptions may indeed be pushing up the amount of money extracted from iPhone owners, according to new research estimates.